- February 9, 2007
Brotherhood MP Helps Negotiate Deal Ending Workers’ Strike
More than 11 thousands factory workers in Beheira and Menofya governorates ended their strike which they began on February 4, after government agreed to their demands including higher wages and better health care. The deal was brokered by engineer Zakria al Ganaynee, Brotherhood MP from Kafr el Dawar city who acted as a mediator between the government officials and the workers.
Al Ganaynee praised the government decision to favorably respond to the workers’ demands which helped defuse a highly intense situation that threatened to paralyze the entire textile industry in
Police forces surrounded the company compounds but did not interfere in the crisis after workers threatened to respond violently if police invades the buildings to end the strike.